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The VCU Community Health Education Center hosts 30-minute mindfulness meditation sessions every Wednesday and Friday at noon and 12:30 p.m. at the center, VCU Medical Center, Gateway Building, Ground Floor. The sessions will be led by Georgianne Ginder, MSc, CHWC, VCU Department of Arts in Healthcare. Space is limited. To register, use the contact information below and specify which session you would like to attend. For more information, contact Sarah Amick at seamick@vcu.edu or (804) 828-2432 or visit http://wp.vcu.edu/chec/.

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs shows clips from "Brother Outsider," the documentary highlighting the contributions of Bayard Rustin to the Civil Rights Movement, in the Commons Theater. In addition, guests will discuss the overall impact of the LGBTQIA+ community during the Civil Rights Movement. For more information, contact MLK Planning Committee at MLKDay@vcu.edu.

The MLK Planning Committee invites the VCU community to a keynote address by Marc Lamont Hill, Ph.D., author, media personality and Morehouse College professor, speaking about race, politics and social justice in the University Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballroom. Open to the public. Seating is limited. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For details and a complete listing of MLK Week events, visit the website below. For more information, contact MLK Planning Committee at MLKDay@vcu.edu or visit http://mlkday.vcu.edu.

This week

Third Thursday Theology hosts Omar Abubaker, D.M.D., Ph.D., Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, in the Baxter Perkinson Dental Building, Room 3121, as he tells the story about the loss of his son and how he was able to look at addiction with a new perspective through an educational program at VCU. This is a location change; because of overwhelming response we have outgrown the original space. Refreshments will be served. To R.S.V.P., use the contact information below. For more information, contact Melissa Burton at mhburton@vcu.edu or (804) 828-2898.

The Monroe Park Campus and MCV Campus Student Government Associations (SGAs) hold a forum on the proposed merger of the two campuses SGAs in the University Student Commons, Forum Room. The two SGAs have proposed having one student government to oversee VCU's two Richmond campuses. The forum will consist of overview of the merger and a question-and-answer period. Voting on the merger will take place from Jan. 23-25. For more information, contact Joint Student Government Council at jsgc@vcu.edu or visit https://students.vcu.edu/about-us/administration/reuban-rodriguez/jsgc/.

Coming up

Human Resources presents "Retiring with the VCU Optional Retirement Plan" for VCU faculty in the Larrick Student Center, Jackson Ward Conference Room. This session is open to VCU faculty employees only, not VCU Health System employees. For more information, contact Daynon Smith at dasmith1@vcu.edu or (804) 828-5371 or visit https://training.vcu.edu/course_detail.asp?ID=15561.

The Humanities Research Center and VCU Libraries presents Brian Daugherity, Department of History, as part of the "Meet VCU's Authors" series in Cabell Library, Room 250. Daugherity will be speaking about his new book, "Keep On Keeping On: The NAACP and the Implementation of Brown v. Board of Education in Virginia." Admission is free and all are welcome. For more information, contact Gail Bartee Canter at dgbartee@vcu.edu or visit https://humanitiescenter.vcu.edu/meet-vcus-authors-brian-daugherity/.

Notices

Electronic W-2 Statements Available

2016 W-2 statements are available online through my.vcu.edu. Click "eServices/VCU Self Service," then "Employee," then "Tax Forms," and "Electronic W-2 Earnings Statement." You are required to give eConsent if you haven't already. View and print free copies at any time. Employees who receive a paper mailing may still provide eConsent to view and print W-2 statements. Consent remains in effect until revoked by the employee. For more information, contact Carolyn Conlon at conlonca@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1534 or visit http://hr.vcu.edu/current-employees/payroll/.

Honor Council Training

The Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity seeks full-time faculty members (instructional, administrative or professional) to volunteer to serve as a member of the University Honor Council. Members of the Honor Council participate in adjudicating allegations of academic misconduct via Sanction Review Boards, Decision Boards and Academic Integrity Appeal Boards. The spring semester training schedule is posted to the Student Conduct and Academic Integrity web page. For more information, contact Leah MacDaniel at lcmacdaniel@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1963 or visit http://www.students.vcu.edu/studentconduct.

Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act: FTC Safeguards Rule

The Office of Records and Registration is responsible for notifying the university community that it does not release nonpublic information about VCU students. This information is used and shared in a limited and carefully controlled manner. It is not disclosed, except as permitted by law, unless authorized by the student. For more information, contact Office of Records and Registration at rar@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1349 or visit http://rar.vcu.edu.

'How Can Communications Help Further Diversity and Inclusive Excellence at VCU?'

The Division for Inclusive Excellence invites the VCU community to attend the open forum presentations, titled "How Can Communications Help Further Diversity and Inclusive Excellence at VCU?, followed by a question-and-answer session for all four candidates for the diversity and inclusion communications director position. Candidate A will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 1:30 p.m. in Ginter House, Room 221-A. Candidate B will be held on Friday, Jan. 20, at 1:30 p.m. in West Grace Street Student Housing-South, First Floor Rooms F-G. Candidate C will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 1:30 p.m. in Ginter House, Room 221-A. Candidate D will be held on Friday, Jan. 27, at 1:30 p.m. in Ginter House, Room 221-A. For more information, contact Eduardo Vidal at vidale@vcu.edu or (804) 828-5272.

April is VCU Alumni Month

VCU Alumni sponsors Alumni Month in April, when spring programming at the university is at its highest. A list of events happening in April is being developed to promote to alumni to encourage them to come back to campus and engage with their alma mater. VCU Alumni would like to include your events in Alumni Month promotions. For more information, contact Diane Stout-Brown at dstout@vcu.edu or visit http://www.vcualumni.org.

Smoking Reduction Study

Do you smoke cigarettes? Are you interested in reducing? You may be eligible to participate in a research study if you are a current smoker interested in reducing and between the ages of 21-65 years. Compensation is provided. For more information call 804-628-7550, email smokingreductionstudy@gmail.com or visit www.cstp.vcu.edu/rct. Principal Investigator: Thomas Eissenberg, Ph.D., Department of Psychology. For more information, contact Phoebe Brosnan at pgbrosnan@vcu.edu or (804) 628-7550 or visit http://www.cstp.vcu.edu/rct.

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